Bean Market’s September subscription featured the El Volador, Loma La Gloria, El Salvador from Padre Coffee.
DETAILS OF ORIGIN:
The Finca Loma La Gloria’s (LLG) story begins in the late nineties when Anny’s dad, a civil engineer, bought a farm and named it after her great-grandfather’s fruit farm. Compared to other Salvadoran coffee growers (who have been in the industry for four generations or more), Anny’s family is ‘new’ to the industry.
A visionary man, Anny’s father installed a coffee mill on the farm. Unfortunately, the coffee crisis struck after this was completed, so the mill was abandoned and instead he decided to continue producing coffee cherries and selling them to local coffee millers.
In 2012, Anny started contributing to the operations of LLG. Her operational work let her build relationships with roasters, engage in direct trade, and restore the abandoned coffee mill. Have a read on the blog here, for my detailed interview with Anny.
A direct quote from Anny
“Coffee is all about relationships. It’s a language that lets you connect with people all over the world. It’s about getting to know who buys, roasts, brews and drinks my coffee. One day, I hope to visit all the coffee shops that serve my coffee. I would love to spend a day at each one and get to know their customers. I would love to listen to their coffee stories and experiences. Coffee is my passion. I enjoy and love what I do.”
The microlot Padre Coffee is roasting is the El Volador, from Finca Loma La Gloria.
ABOUT PADRE COFFEE:
Padre Coffee started at the Brunswick East Project (where they still roast) and is still a small owner-run business today. They started as a two-man team, roasting and serving coffee under the same roof and supply many of Melbourne’s beloved café icons today.
They are dedicated to their craft, and proud to source from traders and farmers that value quality and believe in ethical and sustainable production. Padre Coffee will be roasting the Finca Loma La Gloria. I interviewed the coffee producer, Anny Ruth Pimentel for a Perfect Daily Grind article, so I am so incredibly excited that I can work with Padre and share her coffee with you.
A creamy mouthfeel and velvety body – alongside delicious notes of juicy melon, dark chocolate and a light citrus acidity that reminds Padre a little of lemon sorbet
El Volador, Finca Loma La Gloria, El Boqueron, El Salvador